An “Eat-Off” competition was held on Tuesday, March 14th at Culver’s in Effingham to benefit the Relay for Life of Effingham County.
We spoke to Culver’s owner, Chris Debolt about how this “Eat-Off” would help the Relay for Life of Effingham County. Debolt stated that for each competitor that took part in the contest, $100 would be donated to their coordinating Relay team. The team that was being represented by the winner would also get $500 donated. In total, ten individuals competed, resulting in $1,500 being donated to the Relay for Life. Chris Debolt also informed us what the rules were for this “Eat-Off” competition.
Defending Champion, Justin Probst, was defeated by last year’s runner-up, Kyle “The Hammer” Hanner. Hanner also defeated Probst’s record of one single butter-burger, nine double butter-burgers, one regular fry, and one large concrete mixer. Hanner ate ten double butter-burgers, one regular fry, and one large concrete mixer. Besides a full stomach, Hanner received a $100 Culver’s gift card.
When asked how he was feeling after competing, Hanner stated, “I feel pretty full. It’ll take me a few hours to recover”. We asked Hanner, whom competes in many eating contests, how he prepared for an eating contest such as this “Eat-Off”.
The Relay for Life of Effingham County will be held on Friday, July 7th at 5:00pm at the Teutopolis Junior High.